Found Deceased Canada - Owen Rooney, 24, Grand Forks, BC, 14 Aug 2010

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  1. Woofie

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  3. sillybilly

    sillybilly WS Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    2010 Shambhala Music Festival in BC was held Aug 6 to 9:

    http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com/tickets.php

    at the Salmo River Ranch, Salmo, BC:

    A=Salmo
    B=Grand Forks
    C=Kelowna

    Sorry for all the white space below the map ... am just learning how to post screenshots and obviously have a bit to learn here.

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    Grand Forks is just north of the Canada/US border (the grey line near the bottom of the map ... I have no idea why Yahoo maps shows the route going down into the US because that is not factual).

    I wonder if the LEO that picked Owen up was on or off duty, and if Owen told the officer or hospital staff how he got the bruises.
     
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    FWIW, Grand Forks and the neighbouring communities of Greenwood and Creston are well-known in BC for having a rather extensive biker population.
     
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    Dark mystery of a missing Australian - Owen Rooney
    September 13, 2010 12:00AM

    THE family of a Sydney man who vanished from a Canadian hospital more than one month ago are at a loss to explain his disappearance.

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    Missing Sydney man
    Owen Rooney, 24
    RS&BBM
    Full Article: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/dark-mystery-of-a-missing-australian-owen-rooney/story-e6freuy9-1225919729353
     
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    Valleyboy Grumpy Old Man..

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    RSBM for space

    :dance: Yay SB! So glad to see that finally that pop-up window appeared!

    Do you still have my PM with the instructions? You need to open your image with any Image or Graphic Editor program.
    Tools > Selection Tools > Rectangle Select (select only the area you want to save)
    Image > Crop to Selection
    If you want to make image bigger or smaller:
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    Thanks Valleyboy, you beat me, I was about to post that exact same link :)

    Found this other picture of him:[​IMG]

    Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288


    Full Article: http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Family+pleading+info+about+Aussie+missing+from+Grand+Forks/3469625/story.html
     
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    Does anyone know how long he had been living in Kelowna/Canada? My brother lived in Kelowna and was involved in what looks to be the same 'scene' for many years until recently.

    It seems odd to me that the police officer noted him (from the video above) 'bleeding from both ears' and simply dropped him at a bus station, two black eyes, sure, but bleeding from both ears?
     
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    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    That makes it sound like a skull fracture, doesn't it?
     
  15. Valleyboy

    Valleyboy Grumpy Old Man..

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    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...lian-owen-rooney/story-e6freuy9-1225919729353



    Owen had been on a working holiday in Canada with Bree and their sister Kelly when he disappeared.l

    Owen had worked over the Canadian winter with his sisters at the Big White ski resort. At the end of the season the siblings had parted ways, with Owen deciding to stay in the area and work at a local restaurant while his sisters travelled to Vancouver.
     
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    Very strange, I will have to call my brother, that is the resort he lived/worked at as well. It's a very very tight knit group of kids from my experience.

    It sounds like whoever assaulted him may have found him at the hospital? I can't imagine that if he just wandered off he would not have been found yet.
     
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    Aug 6 to 9 Shambalah Music Festival at Salmo

    Post Aug 9 Family believes he hitched a ride to Nelson and somehow made his way from Nelson to Grand Forks, then Christina Lake where they believe the assault occurred.

    Aug 12 Had breakfast on Thursday with couple at Yaky Jackie Cafe, Grand Forks

    Aug 13 Family says he was okay

    Aug 13/14 Owen somehow ended up at Christina Lake (13.9 mi / 17 mins east of Grand Forks). Had 2 black eyes and was bleeding from the ears. !!! LE picked him up and took him to bus depot in Grand Forks.

    Aug 14 8:00 pm, disappeared from outside Grand Forks Hospital where he was being treated
     
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    sillybilly WS Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Yaky Jackie Cafe, 258 Market, Grand Forks
    Greyhound, 7500 Donaldson Drive, RR2, Grand Forks
    Boundary Hospital, 7649 22nd St, Grand Forks

    Of note is that the hospital is very close to the bus station, which again begs the question, why didn't the officer drive Owen to the hospital instead of the bus depot. Any dodo knows that bleeding from the ears is a very serious medical symptom.

    Who said that Owen was paranoid after the festival?

    Did Owen leave the hospital, fearing that the person(s) who beat him would know he was there and would find him?
     
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    from
    http://boundarysentinel.com/node/6937

    So which one is it ... was he taken to the bus depot or the hospital ??
     
  20. Hazel

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    IDK SB, the logical thiing would have been to drop him off at the hospital.

    According to the articles, Owen did made it to the hospital and received treatment, and was last seen at the hospital's picnic area.

    It doesn't say that he was bleeding from the ears when the officer saw him, only that he had facial bruising and 2 black eyes. SB, could you please find the quote for me, where the bleeding of the ears is mentioned? or was that in the video?

    Three of my many questions:

    ( 1 ) "What did Owen tell the nurses/doctors at the hospital? Did he give any explanation as how he was injured? or by whom? or where?"
    . . . . . (Once my son got a black eye at school, and the doctor at the hospital asked all kinds of questions, he wanted to know all the details.)

    ( 2 ) "How many days (hours) did he remain at the hospital, and what kind of treatment did he receive?"

    ( 3 ) "Did Owen left his backpack at the picnic table?"
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    Editing to add a comment found on the article posted above, which is just a comment (not a fact), and I truly hope that Owen gave a full account of how he was injured/harmed.
     
  21. tarabull

    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    Is this one of those "only in Canada" things, like red rose tea and the idea we all live in igloo's??? Just asking as I'm not knowing. IMO, people disappear everyday all over this round ball we are riding around on - people are STRANGE yes they sure are but, missing people even STRANGER.

    Found under this report posted up thread:

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...lian-owen-rooney/story-e6freuy9-1225919729353

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    OWEN, Where are you?? Please be safe & sound.
     

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